Topics and Speakers

From "Assertiveness" to "The Chemistry of Beer"—and everything in between—we have topics and speakers to engage your audience.

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Speakers and Topics
Speaker NameTopic(s)
Abshire, Jean

European Politics
Asian Politics
International Events
Active Learning and Simulations

Allen, Anne

Art: Japan, the South Pacific, Native American, Meso-American, Western Pre-Renaissance
Indigenous Culture
Native America
The South Pacific
Meso-America

Allman, Ronald

Visual Communication
Communication Ethics

Arano, Kathleen Data Analytics, Statistical Analysis, Economic Impact Studies
Attum, Omar

Biodiversity
Desert environments

Babb, Jacob

Rhetoric and Writing
Science Fiction
Horror Fiction and Film

Baird, David

Small Business Management
Regional Economics & Small Business
Entrepreneurship
Online Course Design

Bradley, MaryAccessibility, Engagement, Process of Change
Burge, Christy Blockchain, Small Business Development/Planning, Cashflow Management, Change Management
Carlton, Rebecca

Assertiveness
Public Speaking
Working More Effectively in Groups

Choi, YunmiAdvertising in the world
Clem, DebraContemporary Figure Painting
Connerly, PamelaBacteriophage Diversity
Darnowski, DougCarnivorous Plants: Absolutely Amazing
Doyle ,Leslie

Graphic Design Photography
Parenting a child with ADHD
Anxiety and Stress Management

Dufrene, Uric

Economic Outlook
Regional economic trends

Edmonds, KentBiological Rhythms, Hormones, Reproduction
Finkel, Deborah

The Louisville Twin Study: What twins can tell us about development
Genetic and environmental influences on aging

Fry, Melissa

Applied Research and Education Center
Community Development
Substance Use Disorder and Community Response
Youth Development
Early Care and Education
Service Learning and Community Engagement

Galvin, Peter

Latin American Geography
Liberian war

Glover, Joe

Athletics
Sports Marketing
Strategic Sports Communication

Harris, KennethBad Bosses, Leadership, Motivation
Hesselman, JimTheatre Games and how they relate to everyone’s workplace
Hettiarachchi, SurangaRobotics and Autonomous Systems
Hoffman, LisaWhat If They Don't Speak English?
Hollenbeck, James

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) as Potential Incubators for Influenza Outbreaks
Being a Fulbright Lecturer/Researcher in Bulgaria.
What happen to the Great Influenza Pandemic of 2009?

Hunt, RandyRole of Vibrations in Insect Communication
Hutchins, Michael

Germany Between the Wars
The Brothers Grimm, Fairy tales, and Fakelore
German Theater Traditions

Kordsmeier, Gregory

Inclusive Pedagogy
The Sociology of Health and Medicine

Lambert, Alysa

Human Resource Management
Leadership and Ethics

Maksl, Adam

News Literacy
Fake News and Misinformation
Media Literacy
Digital Storytelling
Online Teaching and Learning
Educational Technology

Medina, Veronica

Work in the 21st Century
Family in the 21st Century
Childhood and Children's Popular Culture
Microfinance

Meixner-Hanks, RebekkahTheatre Design and Technology
Mukhopadhyay, SuparnaDigitization and Curation of the IU Southeast Zoological Collection of Fish, Mussels and other invertebrate/vertebrate species, our vision for the Future, while acknowledging our Past
Nasby, CharlesSustainability in the Arts and Beyond
Pooser, Charles

Antillean Creole Culture
General French and Francophone culture

Popham, Susan

Computers, online education, and writing
History of Healthcare and/or Medical Rhetoric
Medical Narratives
Racial Rhetorics

Rennie, Robert

Modern European History
Careers in History

Roberts, Greg

LGBTQA+ Issues
Leadership

Ross, John

Teamwork
Unity
Leadership, Leader Development, Leader Coaching, Conflict Management

Rueschhoff, BethVitamin B6 Metabolism
Russell, LisaManaging in a Crisis or Disaster
Ryan, Kelly

Higher Education
Student Success
United States History to 1865
US History and issues related to gender, violence, sexuality and race

Schansberg, Eric

Economics and Public Policy, especially Health Care/Insurance, Education, Taxation, Social Security, Discrimination, and Poverty
Consulting: Discrimination, Data Analytics

Setterdahl, Aaron

Biochemistry - Discovery of new functions of DNA and the proteins that is encoded within it
Chemistry of Beer

Shen, Yu

China - then and now
US - China relations

Singleton, JacquelynElementary Education, specifically reading/language arts
Snow, ChadLogical Data Modeling
Sousa, AlexandraOrganizational Communication
Stem, Erich

Influence and Music
The Business of the Creative Artist
The Role of Creativity and Research in the Discovery Process

Tajdini, Saeed

Analytics
Programming in Python

Taylor, David Winship

Climate Change: What Southern Indiana plants tell us
Flowers and pollinators
Fossil flowering plants
Land plant biomarkers, and dating oils
The History of Plants

Turner, RebeccaOrientation to College
Voigt, Tammy

Public Relations
Advertising
Personal Branding

Wells, Jeremy

American Literature
African American Literature
Slavery and Plantations in American Culture

Wert, Joe

How the Electoral College Works
Analysis of National Elections
Political Rhetoric in the U.S. Today
Any topic on the Presidency

Wille, Diane (retired)Parent-Child Relationships
Woodward, Lucinda

Companion animals and attachment
War survivors

Wrzenski, Rhonda

Gender and politics
State legislatures and Congress

Yeoh, Kok Cheow

Corporate Identity and Branding System
Conceptual and Practical influences of visual communication on society
Sustainable and Innovative Packaging Design
Typography as communicative and visualization elements
Interdisciplinarity in art and design within social, political and cultural contexts

Zollman, Alan

What STEM teachers need to know and do for English Language Learners
Fixing the 25 common misconceptions that impede students' learning of mathematics
Four Big Idea, Four Quick Action, and Five Dumb Stunts to Raise Student Test Scores